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Your heart won't be able for this tiny baby monkey at Dublin Zoo

He’s not riding backwards on a pig JUST yet.

SET YOUR SKYBOXES to squee this evening because you’re going to be treated to the tiniest, cutest baby monkey on your telly.

RTÉ One’s new series of The Zoo is kicking off with a visit to Chico, a week old white-faced saki.

Saki_02 Source: RTÉ

The new arrival is the son of Zorbas and Liana who met two years ago and zookeeper Susan O’Brien says Chico is “just checking us out the whole time, he’s really bright and alert”.

Chico will start eating solid food at around two or three months and by six months he’ll be moving around by himself and getting playful.

For the moment though he’s happy to do a lot of peeking.


Source: RTÉ - Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster/YouTube

We’re also big fans of this lad, horsing into a grape.



  • The Zoo is on RTÉ One tonight at 7pm

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